October 2, 2022

Illegal Dumping of Dead Animals in West Virginia

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The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources issued a press release today, stating that in Hampshire County authorities have discovered an illegal dumping site used to discard dead animal carcasses. The majority of the animal carcasses found were dogs and cats but there have also been mice, rats, rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, foxes, hawks and deer.

More than 4000 pounds of animal carcasses have been removed from this area for fear of environmental and human risk. Reports of a second dump site is being investigated. Officials ask for you help.

anyone with information regarding this criminal act should contact the Hampshire County Sheriff’s Department at 304-822-3894 or the WV DNR Conservation Officer at 304-822-3551.

Thanks again to Rod Davis for his heads-ups on WVDNR news.

Tom Remington